Garnett Journal (Kansas)
June 19, 1908
A Good Show
F. J. Rogers Model Shows Last Week Was Good
The four little Shetland ponies were well trained and especially little Cupid. A brighter little pony was never in a ring here and it can be truly said that she does everything but talk. She not only adds and subtracts on blocks, picks out the different colors but actually tells the time of day. Several different men in the audience showed the pony their watches and Cupid, without word from anyone, went and picked out figured blocks and in this way told the exact time. The trained Eskimo dogs too was an interesting feature of the show, especially the two clown dogs. The acrobat and juggler was also good. The trick mule, "old Maud herself," was one of the best ever here. Taken as a whole the show was a very good one and should Mr. Rogers ever come again he will be given a cordial welcome. They went from here to Richmond where they played Thursday night.
The Caddo Herald
September 15, 1911
F. J. Rogers’ Modern Show Under Canvas
Is coming to Caddo Wednesday, September 29th.
This will be a treat to everyone both young and old. Something you very seldom get a chance to see- animals perfectly and thoroughly trained by F. J. Rogers, one of the best trainers in the business, with 25 years experience, assisted by Mme. Rogers and her beautiful horse Dandy Jim.
Cupid is a wonder, excels all horse kind, 9 years old, owned from a colt by Mr. Rogers. Cupid is well worth the price of admission alone. Also a number of high class vaudeville acts.
Admission, Adults 35c. Children 25c.
Note: There were also several other locations listed in various papers in Oklahoma and Kansas. The show traveled near Ardmore in 1912. In 1917 Mr. Rogers is listed as the “equestrian director” of the Cole Bros. Shows.